A building security system manufacturer was having problems scaling the production to meet increasing consumer demand for their product. Seeking to automate an assembly line of three product configurations with connectivity to their QMS system and a need for ESD compliance, they deployed a Bright Machines Microfactory and were able to scale production while also saving on costs.
The hiring of more workers presented a bottleneck that prevented the line from scaling to meet increased demand. Demand for the control panels had grown to more than 1,000,000 units per year– but even maintaining the build of the 630,000 number was proving to be a challenge.
With their Bright Machines microfactory, discrete assembly tasks that were previously done manually are now performed with the assistance of robotic cells guided by intelligent software.
AT A GLANCE
The microfactory increased production by 71% over the former eight-person crew, leading to an output of 1.1 million units per year. It also drove down the cost of control panel production, with a 34% savings over the human-run lines.
The microfactory – which was enhanced each step of the way by machine vision – not only performed complicated pick-and-place and screwdriving tasks, but an array of functional tests that might have once seemed too difficult to automate. Through intelligent assembly automation, the company was able to meet the increased demand, cut costs, and ultimately, better serve their customers.
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